Hawley Appliance

Our Solution To Bruxism

Bruxism is a common condition in which you unconsciously grind or clench your teeth together during the day or at night while you sleep. If left untreated, grinding and clenching of the teeth can lead to significant dental problems.

Fortunately, Dr. Klassman and his team here at Delaware Periodontics have the skills and equipment necessary to provide patients with an optimal solution. The Hawley Appliance, or Occlusal Guard, is the best-known solution for patients who suffer from the painful symptoms that come with excessive teeth grinding and jaw clenching.

In many cases, patients are unable to see the damage done by clenching and grinding, but experience the symptoms of bruxism. If you are suffering from the following symptoms, you may be a candidate for the Hawley Appliance.

  • Severe tooth pain
  • Jaw pain
  • Facial muscle pain
  • Waking up with a headache or mild toothache

Occlusal Guards’ Impact on Periodontics

Occlusal guards play a vital role in Laser Periodontal Therapy. Following surgery, occlusal guards will be used to help stabilize and immobilize your teeth while you sleep over the next six months. It is very important that patients remember to wear their guards each night; otherwise, periodic clenching and grinding may interrupt the healing process.

Schedule a Visit

If you believe you may be a candidate for the Hawley Appliance, we encourage you to contact us and schedule an appointment. During your visit, Dr. Klassman will perform a thorough examination of your teeth to determine whether or not an occlusal guard may is right for you.

Our Wilmington, Delaware office is happy to provide premier periodontic care to the surrounding communities, including Dover.